Published: Tuesday September 4, 2012 MYT 1:31:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday September 4, 2012 MYT 6:03:34 PM
Cops detain student suspected of trampling picture of PM (Update)
By RAHIMY RAHIM
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have identified 10 people involved in the flag incident during the Janji Demokrasi rally on Merdeka eve and are giving them 24 hours to surrender.
City deputy CID chief ACP Khairi Ahrasa said police would go after the 10 people if they failed to response.
He said over 100 reports had been lodged nationwide over the flag incident and showing disrespect to the national leader.
Earlier, police detained one suspect (pic) believed to have been involved in trampling on pictures of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during the Janji Demokrasi gathering on Merdeka Eve.
Federal CID principal assistant director SAC Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan said that police have arrested a 19-year-old college student who would be brought to the Dang Wangi police station for further investigations.
"We received a public tip-off on his whereabouts before locating him at his college. The police also spoke to two other witnesses who were there during the event," he told reporters after detaining the student on Tuesday.
It was reported Monday that police had set up three task forces to investigate three reports involving incidents at Dataran Merdeka, an attack on the People's Independence Tour bus and on the contravention of the Peaceful Gathering Act 2011 by Himpunan Janji Demokrasi organisers.
Meanwhile, in ALOR SETAR, Kedah Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Paduka Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said fast action should be taken on individuals who trampled on Najib's picture.
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